poise the troop for the Battle
ships readied for battle
The troops were being prepared for battle/to go into battle.
He buckled on his armour, and went to the conference hall to participate in the struggle.
All the soldiers began to clear the decks for action.
(military) equipped and ready for service.
Knights who were accoutered for battle.
He girded himself with armour for the battle.
The soldiers girt themselves up for battle.
He gathered his strength for the battle
To prepare oneself for warfare or conflict.
My men are eager for battle and so am I! Prepare to fight!
The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.
To position(troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line.
The soldiers were drawn up, ready to fight the enemy.
The soldiers were at concert pitch for war.
The soldiers were armed to the teeth and ready to fight.
In the middle of the night the drums suddenly beat to arms.